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On The Orlando Shooting

On The Orlando Shooting

  By Lady Vanessa Cardona & Sara Al Souqi It was an hour when I was alone. I pumped up la musica en mi casa and allowed Colombia to rise from the floors of my home. It was an hour where the call to prayer […]

Can Anything be Done about the Inequality in the World?

Can Anything be Done about the Inequality in the World?

Can anything be done about the inequality in the world or are we doomed as a species to continue to oppress the weak, the poor, the less fortunate? If you look at the general development of the last couple centuries, you might become really frightened. […]

Is Our Constant Need for Progress Enslaving Us?

Is Our Constant Need for Progress Enslaving Us?

Is our constant need for progress enslaving us? -> The issue here is an issue of self-knowledge. How can you live well if you don’t know yourself? The comprehension of a successful life in our modern western societies is mostly driven by external factors that […]

“Keep Religion & Politics to Yourself”

“Keep Religion & Politics to Yourself”

Have you ever heard someone say, don’t talk about religion or politics if you want to get along with people? This appears to be the dominant sentiment in the West. We shy away from upsetting or inconveniencing people, so we rarely engage in conversations that […]

How to Look Inwardly at Outside Problems

How to Look Inwardly at Outside Problems

What is at the heart of selfishness? Can we locate the source of hate? Is there something intrinsically evil about us? My mind is perturbed and saddened by what I see and read. Another mass shooting. Another bomb explodes. Another bigoted call to close borders […]

I Give You Life Because Death Sucks

I Give You Life Because Death Sucks

I work with young kids on the weekends and have observed that some things never change. Regardless of culture, language and time period, kids everywhere use insults to put other people down. You’re fat! You’re ugly! You’re stupid! You’re useless! I have heard these words […]

I Contemplate the Beauty in Front of me and Say, IT IS GOOD

I Contemplate the Beauty in Front of me and Say, IT IS GOOD

Every morning I get up and read the news. It’s a habit I’ve had for many years now. Log on to yahoo.com or cnn.com and you will see that most news stories do not present the world in a positive light. Whether it is racist […]

War & Home by Sara AlSouqi

War & Home by Sara AlSouqi

War, forced my grandfathers’ out of Palestine to Jordan in 1948. Shortly after, they migrated to Kuwait, where both my parents were born and raised. In 1990, the war in Kuwait forced my parents and toddler of a brother out of Kuwait to Jordan again, […]

Questions to Ask So You Can Dive Deeper than the Surface

Questions to Ask So You Can Dive Deeper than the Surface

Connection. A word that is easy to misunderstand in today’s social media-obsessed culture. Does having hundreds of “friends” on Facebook constitute connection? Have we really connected with someone when we like their picture on Instagram? Is connection simply typed words on a screen via text […]

In The Beginning There Was The Word

In The Beginning There Was The Word

The energy around my mind Produces electrical currents That emit dream-like thoughts Empowering my fingers to write   Letters that become words Words that become ideas Ideas that enrich life   I let the energy flow Electricity circulates Emitting inventive fluids That empower my progress […]


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